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joblessadjective

uk   /ˈdʒɒb.ləs/ us   /ˈdʒɑːb.ləs/
unemployed: He's been jobless for the past six months.
joblessness
noun [U] uk   /ˈdʒɒb.ləs.nəs/ us   /ˈdʒɑːb.ləs.nəs/

joblessnoun [plural]

uk   /ˈdʒɒb.ləs/ us   /ˈdʒɑːb.ləs/
the jobless
unemployed people: The council has been running training schemes for the jobless. The jobless total (= the number of people unemployed) reached four million this week.
(Definition of jobless from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"jobless" in American English

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joblessadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈdʒɑb·ləs/
without a job: He’s been jobless for more than six months.
(Definition of jobless from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"jobless" in Business English

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joblessadjective

uk   /ˈdʒɒbləs/ us   ECONOMICS
if someone is jobless, they do not have a job: Welfare reforms are exploring new initiatives for those who have been jobless for a year or more.the jobless count/rate/total The jobless rate always rises in the summer months as new graduates enter the workforce.
joblessness
noun [U]
An increase in joblessness could see credit card debt rise out of control.

joblessnoun [plural]

uk   /ˈdʒɒbləs/ us   ECONOMICS
the jobless
people who are unemployed: There are various initiatives to help the long-term jobless back into work.
(Definition of jobless from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “jobless”
in Chinese (Simplified) 失业的…
in Turkish işsiz…
in Russian безработный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 失業的…
in Polish bezrobotny…
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